TRAFFIC: All Lanes Have Re-Opened On Florida’s Turnpike After Fuel Tanker Crashed In Boca Raton
Overturned fuel Truck Causing Traffic Concerns In Boca Raton. All Lanes Re-Opened Just After 10 PM.
UPDATE – 10:00 PM
FDOT tells Boca Post that all lanes have re-opened after more than 8 hours following the accident involving a fuel tanker that spilled up to 1000 gallons of fuel on Florida’s Turnpike near Boca Raton. Multiple agencies were involved in the significant response to this hazmat incident.
No life-threatening injuries have been reported.
UPDATE – 5:30 PM
Turnpike Southbound is still closed in Boca Raton.
FHP is still on the scene assisting drivers. As of 5:30 PM, the Atlantic Avenue on-ramp in Delray Beach and the Glades Road on-ramp in Boca Raton are both closed.
UPDATE – 5:00 PM
Southbound traffic is backed up 5 miles before where FHP is diverting traffic off of Turnpike to Glades Road.
UPDATE – 3:40 PM
FHP tells Boca Post that they are actively working a traffic crash with non-life-threatening injuries involving a medium-size fuel truck that overturned southbound on State Road 91 (Florida’s Turnpike) at approximately the 72-mile marker.
The fuel truck had a rear tire blowout causing the driver to lose control, overturning serval times in the grass on the right shoulder.
The Fire Department declared this incident a Hazmat incident. It is believed that the fuel truck contains approximately 800-1000 gallons of fuel. A fuel leak has been identified. The driver was transported to Broward Health North with non-life-threatening.
All southbound lanes are closed at this time. Traffic has been diverted onto Glades Road (Exit 75).
UPDATE – 3:25 PM
Turnpike Southbound is still closed at Glades Road. Avoid Turnpike if you are heading to Broward.
FHP tells Boca Post that the organization is working on a crash with a medium-sized fuel truck that has overturned.
Traffic is being diverted to Glades Road which is of course causing other traffic nightmares in Boca Raton.
FIRST Published By Boca Post
BOCA RATON, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Turnpike Southbound is closed at Glades Road following a major crash.
Heavy police and fire rescue presence on the scene with all southbound lanes closed just south of Glades Road in Boca Raton.
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